Why Crete?

Crete: all the best of Greece in a single island

As the largest Greek island, Crete is a versatile holiday destination. The size of the island means there are still many undiscovered spots. A hired car will give you plenty of freedom to explore the island at your leisure. From secluded bays to charming villages, Crete will treat you to new vistas everyday.

4 reasons for choosing Crete

  • Walk the Samaria gorge or one of the other 50 gorges

  • Relax on the fantastic beaches such as Balos Beach

  • Visit the Knossos excavations, the Arkadi monastery and the Frangokastello

  • Discover the beautiful countryside: from lofty mountains to the palm tree forest

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Off to Crete!


Useful and fun to know before departure:

  • Dining times in Greece are later than elsewhere, with most restaurants only opening around 18:00 or 19:00 hours.

  • Water shoes are a good idea in the sea: rocky beaches in particular are often home to thorny sea urchins.

  • Mezze are small Greek snacks ordered for lunch or as a starter. They're certainly worth trying!

  • If a car driver flashes their lights at you, don't be alarmed. It simply means they're going to overtake you or are already overtaking you.

When can I fly?

Flight schedule to Crete

Country Destination Day(s) Season Period Airline Stopover Transfer Book
Greece Crete
  • Tu
  • Su
Summer 23 Apr 2023 - 31 Oct 2023
  • Direct
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A wonderful island with very friendly people. Wonderful beaches, good food and beautiful surroundings.

Sonja de Vaart, Heerenveen